Christians are life-long learners. Our adult education classes are a place to ask, to seek, to connect, to discuss, and to wonder about things that matter. Contact Richard Coble with questions or for more information.

Adult Education Classes

Spring Adult Education | April 18 & 25, May 9 |
Sundays | 9:00-10:00 AM | via Zoom

Responding in Faith to Asheville's Racist History

Spring Adult Education Series: Responding in Faith to Asheville’s Racist History
Asheville’s entrenchment in the legacy of slavery and white supremacy is illuminated and upheld in its names and monuments.  How far and how deep do these legacies go? How are white dominant communities of faith called to listen to and support Black voices in our town that call out these legacies? This spring, we will dive deeper into this history and learn more about ongoing efforts for repair and reparation in the city of Asheville.
  • April 18: Marcia and Richard will lead a discussion of the AVLWatchdog article, “What’s in a name? For Asheville, signs point to history of racism.” In the article, we will learn how familiar and famous names in our town like Patton, Merrimon, Weaver, Henderson, and Woodfin are tied to white supremacy.
  • April 25: Representatives from the Vance Monument Task Force and the City Council will come to talk about the process of discernment around tearing down the Vance Monument and provide an update on its removal.
  • May 2: Youth Sunday / Anniversary Sunday – No Adult Education
  • May 9: The Rev. Tami Forte Logan from Faith4Justice will lead a discussion about the ongoing efforts toward reparations for BIPOC communities following the City Council’s vote to make reparation for the devastation wrought by the legacies of white supremacy, including slavery, Jim Crow, and urban renewal. The conversation will include ongoing conversation about the Haywood St. project and other initiatives and obstacles for reparations in our town.